Katya Rivas: Prayer: Towards A Spiritual Marriage
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Door to Heaven - Extracts
A teaching for Man,
about his weaknesses,
limits and reach.
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
English Edition 1.1 - July 1999
The Door to Heaven – Extract No. DH-95
Prayer: Towards A Spiritual Marriage
My little child, today we will talk about the meaning of union in prayer. I want you to meditate about this. When a soul rises to Heaven in prayer, she reaches a place in which I bless her with My Love and she achieves a spiritual marriage. At that moment, you come into My Hands through an empty space, which allows you to be in silence so that I can fill that vacuum with heavenly feelings. This Love is not a love of human emotions, but the profound Mystery of the Divine...
I beg you, little one, that when you reach this phase, do not fight to get out of it. On the contrary, abandon yourself even more until you reach the point at which the tide leaves you exhausted and truly close to your God. This is the purest form of prayer. It is the ecstasy of the union with Me, without words, nor the sense of touch, but in an environment of infinite peace. It requires no effort on your behalf, because the prayer of grace comes totally from Me. Simply, as on other occasions, let yourself go, do not resist.
You have no idea of how blessed are they who keep themselves free from vanity, so that My glory can be a source of spiritual food for them for only I can feed the soul far beyond all human comprehension.
There, the beginning of your transformation rises rapidly through My Grace, almost without you being able to perceive it, because it is not a product of your efforts... Do you see how you have to praise My goodness to ascend in My Love, a Love that emanates from Me to all of those I choose, even though they do not deserve it?
If you believe you have achieved something because of your own merits, then you have learned very little, almost nothing. When you allow Me to infiltrate My Love into your prayers, then you will grow, travelling at the speed of light to a fusion with your God.
Only wish to be close to Me, and I will be responsible for raising you to another dimension of life, to My Life, in which My immense goodness only knows what is good and what is perfect. What you leave behind is human comprehension, and you should not waste time with that, nor analyze it. You should be satisfied to be what you are, without knowing whom you are, but being totally sure that you owe everything to Me.
Listen, My child, stay quiet and rest, listening to the silence of the vacuum of the world, in order to hear the harmonious melodies of My harps from Heaven... It is important that you begin to make an effort to achieve the internal harmony of peace and tranquility, leaving the doors open for the Holy Trinity to enter into you and find a longed-for rest. Start, little Catalina, with acts of simplicity and being open for the necessary detachments in your normal human conduct.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Through the rest of 2002, Scoop will be publishing a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic Church for several books she says she was instructed to write by Jesus Christ, Mary and various Angels. Scoop’s extract, above, comes from Rivas’s book “The Door to Heaven”. In 1999 Katya Rivas was the subject of a top-rating documentary show hosted by Mike Willessee (see Scoop TV review - Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World and Scoop Images ). More recently Rivas says she was instructed by Jesus to have her books translated and published on the internet with the intention of having the books distributed to as wide an audience as possible. Several of the books can now be read online at http://www.greatcrusade.org/, and more are coming soon.
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